A notorious, Reformation-era massacre still haunts Rattlesnake Island on Florida’s Atlantic Coast, just south of St. Augustine. Visitors today can experience a hint of those dangerous days at Fort Matanzas, built by the Spanish in 1742 to protect the back door to Florida’s oldest city.
Next time you hear someone say “These shoes are torturing me!” send them to visit the Medieval Torture Museum. I’m not kidding. Saint Augustine’s newest museum is a look at a not-so-pretty past when there was no law against cruel and unusual punishment. Most museums containing antique items are filled with signs saying “Do Not […]